2 Kings 3.1-4.17; Acts 14.8-28; Psalm 140.1-13; Proverbs 17.22
Why would the people Lystra have thought Paul and Barnabas were gods? Does this seem like a logical conclusion for them to make? In what ways do we assume people have power that we might celebrate, thinking it might be the power of God?
In what ways do we see God still loving his people even when they do not fully follow him?
If you had been stoned and left for dead, similar to Paul in today’s story, what would your next move have been? How does your move compare to what Paul actually did?
How often do we cry out: God rescue me from evil people? Why should we cry this more?
How has someone’s cheerful heart proven to be good medicine for you?